Lawyer William Webb Greenfelder has been charged with breaking into a vacant mobile home and stealing electricity. The evidence is rather strong. First there was Greenfelder’s cellphone plugged into an outlet at the home and then there was orange extension chord that ran from the home to just short of Greenfelder’s mobile home.
The police say that the cord had been covered with leaves to conceal it but Greenfelder, 38, denied any role in the break in or the theft.
Greenfelder was suspended by the Florida bar for failing to pay bar fees and was then arrested in a domestic dispute. Police say that Greenfelder hit his wife with a candlestick, punched her, and refused to let her out of their bedroom. When police arrived, she showed them cocaine, pills and guns. However, Greenfelder was able to show that the search was illegal and suppress the evidence.
He has been suspended for only 91 days and told to undergo psychiatric and substance abuse evaluations. Those will have to wait until he is tried on these latest charges.
Source: Tampa Bay